My Other Stuff

It's.... other stuff

(For anyone arriving here directly, it may not make too much sense if you haven't been to London Daily Photo.)

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Spot the blogger!

...and his oh-so-interested girlfriend!!!

Monday, January 30, 2006

Some more chinese New Year

Two Lion Dancers visiting a shopkeeper.

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Alternative view of the spike

Alternative view of the spike from today's post in London Daily Photo.

Alternative view #2 of the spike

Alternative view of the spike from today's post in London Daily Photo.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

The Animals VC (Victoria Cross)

An alternative view to the one I posted on London Daily Photo

Monday, January 23, 2006

How was your Monday, then?

I was put in mind of these shots byt he one I posted today on London Daily Photo. These series were taken one Monday morning in New York, a couple of years ago. This elderly gent just turned up and stood by the queue of traffic coming in from the off-ramp (if I have the right term) and was studiously ignored - almost as if it were London....

It made me smile

A states-man

Last of the ppictures on this chap.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

My Old Cars

1935 Singer LeMans .... the last of my cars

My old cars

My 1935 Singer LeMans during restoration

My old cars

My Red Alfa Spyder Duetto

My old cars

My old White Alfa Spider 1750

Churchil's statue in Woodford Green

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Traffic Light Tree redux

Revisiting the traffic light tree (from London Daily Photo)

Friday, January 13, 2006

Leytonstone Tube Entrance

Hitchcock mosaics at the entrance to Leytonstone Tube Station.

Hitchcock the director

The mosaic by the ticket office.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Closer view of St Brides Spire

Looking up from just below

St Brides, from a street away

This is the most you will see of St Brides (see the London Daily Photo) from a short distance away. It is a normal church, but boxed in on all sides.

Monday, January 09, 2006

St Christoper's Place

The entrance to St Christopher's Place, as seen from Oxford Street (referred to in London Daily Photo.

Sunday, January 08, 2006

A cemetary shot with a little more life and colour

While I was shooting in the cemetary yesterday, I caught this fellow out for a stroll.

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Walthamstow Villiage Churchyard

The cemetary in the church next to the Vestry House Museum (yesterday's London Daily Photo) contains graves from the early 18th century onwards. It was that that got me thinking about a graveyard closer to me.

Manor Park Cemetary

Manor Park Cemetary is very close to where I live.

Victorian Monuments

It is well endowed with Victorian monuments, like these. I particularly like the way these two seem to form a procession.

One of those in Postmans Park

It was the post the other day on The London dialy Photo (New Year's Day, Postman's Park) that made me realise that one of the names of the unsung heroes was the same as this memorial in my local cemetary.

What goes around, comes around.

Friday, January 06, 2006

Vestry House Artefacts

A picture of some artefacts in Vestry House Museum. I hope that it is clear enough for you to read the descriptions on the large version.

Just checked, it isn't - so here is the info on the items you can see:

The large white object is a sugar cone, large lumps would be broken off with a hammer and then crushed with nippers (both out of shot), as desired. The egg-rack is made out of sycamore, so that it can be scrubbed clean. Next to it the Kieller marmalade is still made and sold today (they invented it in Dundee in 1797). The mincer thing to the right of that is a nutmeg grater. The wooden thing on the fron left is a colander. The wooden thing at the back is a butter churn and the bat-like things are butter pats, to shape butter.

Sunday, January 01, 2006

La Fete de St Sylvestre

Travelling back through France after a week skiing, I spent New Year's Eve at a wonderful restaurant, Auberge de la Fontaine and we were welcomed into the celebrations as if we were old friends. I would like to think that there are places in the UK that would do the same for foreign tourists, and there probably are, but they are almost certainly as hard to find. Thanks to Bruno and all the staffa nd guests for a wonderful evening.